Not all rooftops are well suited to host a PV array. The Ground Mount Solar System structures—like PV carports, canopies and shade structures—are an attractive option for system integrators and potential customers alike.
Rooftops are space constrained and often present siting, shading and waterproofing challenges. On one hand, if the existing roofing system is more than a few years old, it may need replacing as part of the PV installation. On the other hand, if the roofing system is new, then retrofitting a PV system may void the roof warranty. The structure itself may be inadequate to support additional loads. The alternative, of course, is a Ground Mount Solar System.
Part of what makes the value associated with Ground Mount Solar System structures so compelling is that it allows optimum tilt angel and origination of solar array to receive maximum returns from your solar investment.